The first cookbook I owned is the one my mother gave me when I started living on my own after college. It’s called Édeskönyv (Sweets) by Mária Hajková. It’s a baking book written in Hungarian, more precisely translated into Hungarian from Slovak, published in 1957. It promises that its 745 recipes will turn out good. Some of my very favorite desserts come from this book.
“Do not worry about difficulties in mathematics; I can assure you mine are still greater.” — Albert Einstein
“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” — Swedish proverb
“I am inclined to believe that one of origins of mathematics is man’s playful nature, and for this reason mathematics is not only a Science, but to at least the same extent also an Art.” — Rózsa Péter
“What is a man in nature? Nothing in relation to the infinite, all in relation to nothing, a mean between nothing and everything.” – Blaise Pascal
I wasn’t sure I had it in me. I wasn’t sure I would have the time to do it. But my blog turned 5 years old this year! I published my first real post (Hungarian sponge cake with fruit) on October 14, 2013.
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein
“Old Henry Lee stood transfixed by all the commotion at the Panama Hotel. What had started as a crowd of curious onlookers eyeballing a television news crew had now swollen into a polite mob of shoppers, tourists, and a few punk-looking street kids, all wondering what the big deal was.
“Smart man does not love because it is advantageous, but because love is, in itself, happiness.” — Blaise Pascal
Prayer by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Lord, teach me the art of small steps! I do not ask for miracles or visions, but I ask for strength for everyday life.
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris
“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” — Harwey Mackay